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I see your Sad.

September 22, 2011

Everywhere I go I am hearing about the darkness.

It’s filling the minds.

Clouding vision

Stopping the Receiving

The Light is still shining but the clouds of fretfulness are making it hard to see.

Would worry be easier?

If it were the big problems we know to lay them at His feet.

We have been told to do that.

We recognize worry  from far off….


But this is different….it’s fret.

Fretting over things that build upon each other and start to cloud our eyes

When we look up all we see are the things we have pushed forward in our minds.

Our eyes are in a strangle hold of what our self  has told us is most pertinent.

Our brain follows as a dutiful servant to our eyes

Our heart hangs low wondering when the Light will be allowed to hold her…so she can behold Him.

The heart..she withers a bit more every day we give self the control .

Self so sneaky…it told us the laundry had to be done..the lawn mowed… the dinner must be ready… the phone answered…

it knew that fretting is the choke hold to quiet a heart that seeks to be stolen away into the Light.


aren’t those the things which are

                                 just,

                                              pure,

                                                                lovely,

                                                                                commendable,

                                                                                                            praise worthy,

                                                                                                                                          excellent?

Oh no?

Well perhaps it is because self is only telling you the  part that just says  Whatever repeatedly

Self is in a hurry….it will only live here.

In the laundry

In the errands

In the phone calls

In the urgency

Self won’t be in eternity

So of course it needs to do a lot while it’s here.


Stamp out the fret.

Today.

Watch for it.

Stop it.

Nothing is worth not receiving.

Nothing!

9 Comments leave one →
  1. September 22, 2011 9:23 am

    i am reminded of Jimmy Cliff’s lyrics…”i can see clearly now the rain is gone…I can see all obstacles in my way…Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind….it’s gonna be bright, bright bright sun shiny day…Look all around there’s nothing but blue skies….look Straight ahead, nothing but Blue Skies……”

    thank you for this reminder… you may need to offer it to my “friend” Ashley

  2. September 22, 2011 12:07 pm

    Lovely, how the clouds can unfold to the clear cool firmament beneath…

  3. September 23, 2011 9:08 pm

    This is such wisdom. I am entering in to these words, putting them on. Oh, my, how they name me! Slowing down…breathing deep. Paying attention. This is how we give Glory.

  4. September 23, 2011 10:53 pm

    yes, beautiful friend. yes. xo

  5. Carol permalink
    September 25, 2011 9:04 pm

    Very lovely…

  6. October 27, 2011 1:32 am

    Very good! You caught my heart …I always lay down the heavy stuff as soon as I find myself panting… I just give it up to Jesus with a big smile because I’ve remembered that He asks us to lay it down, stop our fretting, worry not…trust Him to work it all out.
    Then sleep comes so easy, smile across my face, peace in my heart…
    I love your display of photos along with this!

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